Class was back in session for many alumni/ae who attended Reunion and Alumni/ae Weekend in October. The weekend featured an impressive roster of events, including panel discussions led by notable alumni/ae and faculty, cultural and campus tours, a "book club," and a festive dinner. Hundreds of alumni/ae had the chance to celebrate with fellow classmates and reminisce about their time at the School of Law. To those of you who joined us on campus, thank you. We are inspired by your enthusiasm and commitment to NUSL.

"The Best Reunion of the Year"
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Schedule of Events 

Friday, October 24, 2014

5:00 to 6:00 PM

Dean Jeremy Paul's State of the Law School Address
240 Dockser Hall 

6:00 to 8:00 PM 

Faculty Reception
Dockser Commons

Several of our newest faculty members will give poster presentations about their most recent work and achievements. Come get to know the latest additions to our team and reconnect with favorite faculty over shared hors d'oeuvres. Nearly 30 faculty members will be joining us for the evening!

Featured faculty:
Aziza Ahmed
Daniel Austin
Rachel Rosenbloom
Kara Swanson

Margaret Klaw '84 will be signing copies of her book, KEEPING IT CIVIL: The Case of the Pre-Nup and The Porsche & Other True Accounts from the Files of a Family Lawyer. Books will be available for purchase.

8:00 to 9:30 PM

Law & Literature Reunion Book Club DinnerBook Cover
Brasserie JO Restaurant, Colonnade Hotel 

Moderated by Professor Subrin, Margaret Klaw ’84 and Mary Kay Leonard ’79 

Selected Reading: Rules of Civility by Amor Towles
Set in New York City in 1938, Rules of Civility tells the story of a watershed year in the life of an uncompromising twenty-five-year-old named Katey Kontent. Armed with little more than a formidable intellect, a bracing wit, and her own brand of cool nerve, Katey embarks on a journey from a Wall Street secretarial pool through the upper echelons of New York society in search of a brighter future.” (Amor Towles web site).

About the Book Club: 
For several years, Steve Subrin has been teaching a course called The Legal Imagination or Law and Literature: Life as a Lawyer, in which students and he read literature as a point of departure for conversations about how one will choose to live his or her life as a lawyer. At the request of many alumni/ae, Steve and graduates will lead a discussion as part of reunion. Participants should select a passage from the book that is personally meaningful and write a paragraph about why they chose it.  If you wish to join the group for this dinner and book discussion, please email or call Mielle Marquis promptly at Space is limited!

Saturday, October 25, 2014

9:15 to 10:30 AM

Panel 1: Current Trends in Capital Punishment
240 Dockser Hall

The panel will tackle two major issues: Why is the U.S. out of line with all major western democracies in terms of capital punishment? Who are the necessary parties to make the change to international human rights standards?

Professor Dan Givelber, Northeastern University School of Law

Panelists include: 
Professor Daniel Medwed, Northeastern University School of Law
Elizabeth Zitrin ’79, Vice President, World Coalition Against the Death Penalty

10:30 to 11:45 

Panel 2: Filmmakers-in-Residence
240 Dockser Hall

David Heilbroner '84 and Courtney Hunt '89, both award winning writers and directors, will present clips of their recent productions and discuss the intersection of film and the law. They will highlight how their NUSL education has shaped and informed their work in the film industry and share their insights into how a legal education can impact any chosen career path.

Margo Lindauer '07, Director of NUSL's Domestic Violence Institute

About the Filmmakers:

David Heilbroner is a former Manhattan prosecutor and author and has been making documentary films for over 10 years. His latest documentary, The Newburgh Sting, recently premiered at Tribeca Film Festival. This film tells the story of the 2009 FBI undercover sting operation that resulted in four men serving 25-year sentences for attempting to bomb Synagogues in Riverdale, New York. Blending legal activism and filmmaking, the film is a launching pad aimed at creating change, both legislatively and through heightened public awareness.

Following her graduation from law school in 1989, Courtney Hunt graduated with a Master's in Fine Arts in film from Columbia in 1994. Subsequently, Courtney began work on her first film. Hunt's Oscar Nominated TM Frozen River brings us into the world of Ray Eddy, an upstate New York trailer mom who is lured into the world of illegal immigrant smuggling as she struggles to raise her two sons alone. "Frozen River evokes a perfect storm of present-day woes: illegal immigration, ethnic tension, depressed real estate, high gas prices and dire poverty," according to The New York Times. Frozen River won Grand Jury Prize at the Sundance Film Festival (along with numerous others). She is currently directing her newest film, The Whole Truth, starring Keanu Reeves and Renee Zellweger, which is shooting in New Orleans and due out next year.

12:00 to 1:15 PM

Dockser Commons

12:45 PM

Student-Led Tour of the Law School
Tour departs from Dockser Hall lobby

1:30 to 3:00 PM  

Boston's World Famous Duck Tour
Tour departs from Forsyth Cirlce

Group will depart from Forsyth Circle, outside of Ruggles train station. This event is family friendly and always sells out. Register early as space is limited!
Cost: Discounted rate of $10/per person

1:30 to 2:30 PM  

Fenway Park Tour
Tour departs from Forsyth Circle

Join us for a private, group tour of one of the nation's most beloved ball parks. A bus will depart from Forsyth Circle at 12:45 PM and drop the group off at Fenway Park. Guests are also welcome to walk and meet the group at the park for the start of the tour.
Cost: Discounted rate of $15/per person

6:30 to 7:30 PM

Cocktail Reception
The Colonnade Hotel, 120 Huntington Avenue

7:30 to 10:30 PM

Reunion Class Dinner
The Colonnade Hotel, 120 Huntington Avenue

Don't miss out on delicious dinner, dancing, and live music!


Colonnade Hotel